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October 14, 2013 - 1:41 pm

What’s with MSNBC and admissions of reality lately? Here’s 28-year-old Ezra Klein joining former BHO spokesman Robert Gibbs in admitting that their president’s signature program is a gigantic fail.

EZRA KLEIN: “The way this IT is going on is a disaster, I really don’t think people should soft-pedal what a bad launch this has been. They’ve done a terrible job on this website. We’re a couple weeks in now, and people can’t sign up, people have tried 20, 30, 40 times. It’s one thing for that to be true the first three or four days, it’s another thing for it to be true two or three weeks in. The thing people are getting very concerned about is, what if it is not just the traffic, right? There’s a front-end problem with the traffic, they designed the website where you had to go through the signup process before you can even browse. That is something we’ve begun to fix. That was the big traffic bottleneck, but behind that traffic bottleneck, there is not the worry that there are deeper, more systemic problems in the way different computer systems are interacting with each other. What is being put forward. I’m not sure, nobody’s sure, frankly, whether that will actually manifest, but I think it should be said: One of the Obama administration’s jobs, separate from all of the political stuff we talk about here, is to simply run things like this well, to run their signature legislative initiative well.To do government in a way that makes people confident and able to use it. On that, so far, this has been a big failure.”

That last part is what worries Democrats the most. Not that their policy won’t work — as it’s designed to fail and usher in single-payer — but that it will fail in a way that hurts their brand.

Obama and the Democrats’ brand is Big Government, bigger than anything before, government on steroids with Lance Armstrong doping it to a whole new level. But they sold it as a smarter, bigger government. What they have delivered instead is a big, stupid, bullying government that is wrecking jobs and health care at the same time. The disaster of Obamacare’s web site alone could take three years to fix, according to Aetna’s CEO. That’s the final three years of Obama’s presidency, with his signature law looking like a mess.

What’ll that do for the Kleins of the world, who want bigger government taking over more and more of the private sector?

Bryan Preston has been a leading conservative blogger and opinionator since founding his first blog in 2001. Bryan is a military veteran, worked for NASA, was a founding blogger and producer at Hot Air, was producer of the Laura Ingraham Show and, most recently before joining PJM, was Communications Director of the Republican Party of Texas.

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They've got 3 years and essentially unlimited resources to get it operational. What's to stop them?

It might look awful, but it will remain. Unless of course the Establishment GOP settles the shutdown, CR, and debt limit and finally gets a chance to work their magic strategery (instead of that oh so short-sighted Tea Party style governance). Then everything will be all right...Lindsay Graham and John McCain will save us!
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EK just doesn't understand modern IT. Google and especially Yahoo leave stuff up and broken for weeks and months. It's how the kids do things these days. Kind of like how the doctors will treat you under Obamacare. Badda-boom.
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I think Ezra has woken up. How long before ACORN is hired to go sign people up?
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It must have ripped Klein's soul apart to admit this.
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What do you mean it's not working? It's working just as well as everything else Obama has had a hand in! :) Why, just look at how well his Middle East policy is working and.... uhh... Yeah, well anyway.
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How ironic: It will take about three years to fix the Obamacare website when they had three and a half years to insure it was working properly. I wonder if Obama was this lazy as a student.
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There’s a front-end problem with the traffic, they designed the website where you had to go through the signup process before you can even browse. That is something we’ve begun to fix.

That's Ezra's modified limited wangout.
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